• Selected Past Projects

     
  • China Smart Grid - Desk Study(USTDA)
    Romania & Bulgaria Smart Grid Reverse Trade Mission
    Kazakhstan Pipeline Automation Reverse Trade Mission
    Latin America and the Caribbean Region Definitional Mission: Solar Energy Projects
    Mexico Definitional Mission Renewable Energy Project
    MENA Power Forum - Technical Assistance
    Pakistan Definitional Mission Energy Sector Project
    Turkey Definitional Mission Energy Sector Projects
    Indonesia Definitional Mission to Investigate Potential Alternative Energy Sector Project
    Independent Power Project (IPP) Feasibility Study
    Ethiopia Tendaho Geothermal Power Project Feasibility Study
    Iraqi Oil Training Program (IOTP) Human Resources
    Executive Workshops

     
  • China Smart Grid - Desk Study Projects

    EMG prepared the Smart Grid Desk Study for China, “Shanghai Distributed Energy, Micro grid, Demand-Side Management, and Energy Storage. As a result, EMG has developed the Term of Reference (TOR) for a Feasibility Study and Demonstration Project”, to demonstrate an innovative buildings-based micro grid in the Jinqiao district of Shanghai that combines distributed energy, energy storage, and Demand-Side Management features. The TOR will include a comprehensive feasibility study and development of a demonstration implementation plan. Micro grid refers to a small electric system that has sufficient generation resources and control hardware and software to reliably serve majority of its electricity demand without any support from the electric utility. Micro grids can also provide the economic and environmental benefits of adding clean Distributed Energy Resources (DER), energy storage technologies, and introducing Demand-Side Management practices. End-use customers in Shanghai will experience the benefits of: Economic, Reliability, Quality and Sustainability by allowing expansion of generation to renewables and cleaner fuel feasibility and demonstration project would be the first of its kind, a model in China for integration of a buildings-based micro grid that combines clean DER, energy storage technologies, and DSM practices. The project would serve as an important model for effective smart grid and DSM in China– achieving both base load and peak load reductions through distributed energy resource technologies and micro grid control hardware and software.

     
  • Romania & Bulgaria Smart Grid Reverse Trade Mission

    On behalf of USTDA, EMG organized an RTM to familiarize ten Romanian and three Bulgarian public and private electricity transmission and distribution representatives with U.S. solutions in smart grid technology, in order to ensure an effective deployment of smart grid technologies in their countries.
    a)EMG. The primary objectives of the RTM were as follows: at the transmission and distribution levels, to show how smart grid applications can reduce power losses; to demonstrate examples of smart grid approaches at the distribution level through site visits; to highlight how outage management, capacity planning, reliability, and power quality have improved at utility companies. In Washington, DC, the group visited US government agencies involved with the policy, regulatory and standards in smart grid. In Dallas, TX and San Francisco, CA they visited the leading providers of smart grid technologies and toured several utilities to network with their U.S. counter parts to solicit their experience with the application of smart grid in the Transmission and Distribution sectors.

     
  • Kazakhstan Pipeline Automation Reverse Trade Mission

    During this mission, EMG organized activities for 8 Kazakh delegates from the nation’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, KazTransGas, and KazTransOil. EMG arranged for the delegation to meet with U.S. firms offering pipeline automation, compressor station automation and pipeline security solutions, and to visit pipeline control centers, facilities, and operators.As a prime contractor EMG managed Kazakhstan Oil and Gas Pipeline Reverse Trade Mission.During this mission, EMG organized activities for 8 Kazakh delegates from the nation’s Ministry of Oil & Gas, KazTransGas, and KazTransOil. EMG arranged for the delegation to meet with U.S. firms offering pipeline automation, compressor station automation and pipeline security solutions, and to visit pipeline control centers, facilities, and operators. In both Washington, DC and Houston, TX, the group visited with major stakeholders involved in planning, regulation, operation and management of the oil and gas pipeline, as well as with major U.S. pipeline automation and technology service providers.

     
  • Latin America and the Caribbean Region Definitional Mission: Solar Energy Projects

    EMG is implemented a Definitional Mission to evaluate potential two specific solar generation projects in El Salvador and Guatemala.The EMG team spent 2 weeks in the countries and identified 2 solar projects in Colombia and prepare full report to include the Tem of References (TOR) for the two solar projects. Also, EMG is completing the mission with a full country energy profile.

     
  • Mexico Definitional Mission Renewable Energy Project

    EMG is completing a project to identify, evaluate, and recommend projects in Mexico’s renewable energy sector including: wind, waste-to-energy, biomass, and cross-border interconnectivity.EMG team spent 2 weeks in country and met all the key stockholders and identified 3 projects for the USTDA funding and prepared the TOR’s.

     
  • MENA Power Forum - Technical Assistance

    EMG was hired to serve as the technical contractor for USTDA’s Middle East & North Africa Power Forum 2010, which was held in Cairo in May 2010. EMG’s work included meeting key stakeholders and assessing the power sector portfolios of MENA countries, culminating in the identification of 32 mega-projects slated for the region.EMG prepared a “Source Book” which included energy background of each country in MENA region including Lebanon, Egypt, West Bank, Iraq, Turkey, Iraq, Yemen, Algeria, Tunis, Libya and Morocco followed by detailed the description of 32 Mega projects.

     
  • Pakistan Definitional Mission Energy Sector Project I

    EMG was the Prime Contractor to conduct a Pakistan Energy Sector Definitional Mission to identify promising energy projects in both the fuel and electricity sectors. EMG spent 2 weeks in country meeting with sponsors and stakeholder parties; 172 projects were identified, 15 were presented to USTDA, and 8 were selected for USTDA assistance. EMG prepared detailed project analyses and Terms of Reference for USTDA supported activities such as Feasibility Studies and Technical Assistance. A selected project included Feasibility Study of installation of a Smart Grid system to help Karachi Electricity Corporation (KESC) reduce its distribution losses. USTDA awarded a contract for a Feasibility Study for the installation of a Smart Grid system to help the KESC reduce its distribution losses. A contractor was selected, and completed the Study with the help of KESC. KESC has now begun implementing the Smart Grid system based on the recommendations from the Feasibility Study.

     
  • Turkey Definitional Mission Energy Sector Projects

    In January 2009, Energy Markets Group led a USTDA Assessment Mission to Turkey to identify potential U.S. energy assistance projects in advance of President Obama’s visit in February. The EMG team consisted of experts in energy planning, coal and gas fired power generation, renewable energy, and energy efficiency. EMG prepared an overview of the Turkish energy sector, described the country’s energy policy situation, and provided detailed information on Turkey’s energy resource balance, including current production, consumption and trade, and updated projections on future growth

     
  • Indonesia Definitional Mission to Investigate Potential Alternative Energy Sector Project

    EMG completed a Definitional Mission to Indonesia to identify alternative energy supply projects for Indonesia. The EMG Team identified 21 alternative projects that would benefit from USTDA support: 7 of these were biodiesel or other biofuel projects, 9 were geothermal projects, 3 were coal bed methane, 1 was coal gasification, and the last involved use of micro-turbine gas generators. Four of these projects, including one on biodiesel production, one on palm oil waste to energy, one on coal bed methane, and one on geothermal power production, were recommended for support by USTDA.

     
  • Independent Power Project (IPP) Feasibility Study

    Independent Gas Power Project Feasibility Study – EMG, with its subcontractor Stanley Engineering, completed a feasibility study of using flared gas to generate 90MW of electric power in Nigeria’s Niger River Delta region. The power plant design was a simple cycle combustion turbine plant with no heat recovery. Three General Electric LM6000 PD dual-fuel aero derivative gas turbine engines were recommended to provide power. With a 97% availability factor, the plant was designed to provide electricity to over 2.3 million people, to reduce gas flaring and reduce carbon dioxide greenhouse gases, and to provide a 90% reduction in oxides of nitrogen, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, particulate matter, volatile organic compounds and polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons. The report summarized the finance-ability of power projects in Sub Saharan Africa, used EMG’s proprietary financial model to project revenues, costs ,internal rates of return, estimates of net cash flow, payback period, and the leveled cost of electricity over the life of the project.

     
  • Ethiopia Tendaho Geothermal Power Project Feasibility Study

    This project was carried out for the Ethiopian Electric Power Corporation (EEPCO) – Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for the purpose of enabling EEPCO to plan, finance, and install a 5-megawatt (MW) pilot geothermal plant in the country’s Tendaho geothermal field. The Project included a full resource assessment of the subject geothermal field.

     
  • Iraqi Oil Training Program (IOTP) Human Resources

    This two-year capacity-building activity focused on developing the Iraqi Ministry of Oil’s human resource management and development systems, seeking to place the Ministry on the long-term path to a world-class workforce. During this project 60 senior level executives from different oil and gas companies of Iraq along with the Ministry of Oil officials spent2 weeks in the US to learn the best practices in managing an oil or gas business enterprise.The program focusses on corporate management, human resource management and the change management. The participant visited all major International Oil Company (IOC) and learned from their counterpart the best practices in the industry.

     
  • Executive Workshops

    EMG regularly conducts workshops in collaboration with government agencies, multilateral lending institutions, and donors. Below is a listing of some of EMG’s workshops:

    Annual Executive Workshop on Electricity Markets Design.

    Workshop on Electricity Markets, conducted for:

    SARI/E, conducted in Nepal, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
    West Africa Power Pool (WAPP), in Dakar, Senegal
    Central Africa Power Pool (CAPP), in Libreville, Gabon
    East Africa Power Pool (EAPP), in Nairobi, Kenya

    Greenhouse Gas Reduction Workshop.